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Welcome to www.solar-district-heating.eu, the website of the Horizon 2020 project 'SDHp2m – solar district heating … from policy to market' and the Intelligent Energy precursor projects 'SDHtake-off' and 'SDHplus'. These projects are supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe.
This website provides you with updated news and informations on solar district heating as well as projects products and services presented here according to the projects progress.
Decarbonising district heating with solar thermal energy
The 5th International Solar District Heating Conference presented technical solutions as well as trends for district heating with solar thermal. Best practice examples serve to demonstrate their potential.
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Solar and biomass – a winning solution for district heating
Biomass may be cheap and carbon-neutral, but a solar upgrade of biomass-fired district heating could further improve efficiency and reduce local emissions. For example, solar heat helps avoid having to start up and shut down wood-chip boilers or operate them at partial load. It can even replace backup fossil fuel systems, which provide district heating networks with energy in summer.
Solar district heating market grows by 35 per cent
Graz, 11 April 2018. The 5th International Solar District Heating Conference in Graz starts with record attendance. Inspired by an annual market growth of 35 per cent in Europe, 350 experts have come together in Graz, Austria, for the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference. On 11 and 12 April 2018 the scientists and market stakeholders discuss the state of the art and strategies for the further development of the solar district heating market.
Solar district heating on the roof of the world
A contract to set up a solar district heating network in Langkazi county in Tibet has been awarded to Arcon-Sunmark Large-Scale Solar Systems. The Chinese-Danish joint venture signed an agreement with the local government of the autonomous region of Tibet. The system should provide solar district heating for 82 600 m² of floor area and meet 90 % of the yearly space heating demand in Langkazi, the town sharing its name with the county.
RES with heat storages replace coal in polish DH systems
Elaboration of the new subsidy program for RES to heat, including solar thermal and wind power to heat, is the main conclusion of the conference - 'District heating systems with renewable energy sources and seasonal heat storages', held in Warsaw, at the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW), on January 17, 2018.
Guarantee of SDH yield in Châteaubriant, France
15 December 2017 saw the inauguration of the first installation supported by the subsidy scheme for large-scale solar thermal projects in France. The 2 340 m2 collector field by German manufacturer KBB Kollektorbau has since been feeding into a biomass district heating network of Châteaubriant, a town in western France.
Kyrgyzstan’s capital sees 0.5 MW SDH plant being built
In September 2017, the then deputy PM of Kyrgyzstan, Duishenbek Zilaliev, attended the inauguration of a 0.5 MW solar district heating plant in the capital Bishkek. The press release– published by the media and communications department of Bishkek’s city hall – also mentioned the operator of the solar field, the Bishkekteploenergo municipal utility, the largest thermal energy provider in the city.
Australia: Think Big, Think Solar
In Australia, the deployment of large commercial solar thermal plants is picking up speed. This year, Monash University had a solar field of 0.5 MW put into operation and aims to expand it to 1 MW. The solar heat that is fed into the district heating system of the large campus area in Clayton, a suburb of Melbourne, is said to meet the entire heat demand in summer.
Register now for the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference!
Registration is now open for the next International Solar District Heating Conference on 11 and 12 April 2017 in Graz, Austria. Here is why you should not miss this key event and register now.
HELIOS – a 2 000 m² Solar Plant for District Heating in Graz
Graz is making constant efforts to increase the share of renewable energy in the city’s district heating system. So the project ‘HELIOS’ in Graz with its 2 000 m² solar plant has been put into operation in September 2017. The thermal energy is fed into the district heating grid of Graz.
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